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Monday
Mar252013

Unrest in the Maldives

After a brief taste of democracy, the Maldives has veered back towards authoritarian rule in the past year; by exploiting fundamentalist religious and nationalist forces, the current crop of rulers may have undermined their own positions

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Tuesday
Mar192013

China's Ambitions in the Arctic

China has clearly identified the Arctic as an arena for international contest, but its policy for the region, still in its infancy, remains hostage to climate change.

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Friday
Mar082013

Hagel, the Right, and the Fight for American Power

The tumultuous confirmation process of America’s new Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel revealed a great deal about the current state of US politics, putting to rest any doubts that the era of bipartisan

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Friday
Mar082013

Arctic Steampunk: The New Age of Cold Weather Data Infrastructure

Exploring Arctic and near-Arctic solutions to global demand for faster, cheaper and more sustainable data storage and computing infrastructure.

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Monday
Feb252013

India's Carnival of Values at the Jaipur Literature Festival

Scandals at the Jaipur Literature Festival: barometers for social change? What the Dalai Lama, Glenlivet whisky, and the growing significance of caste politics  tell us about Indian politics and society.

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Thursday
Jan312013

The African National Congress in Exile

External Mission — published last year by C. Hurst & Co. in London — is the story of the African National Congress’s 30 year period in exile outside South Africa.  The ANC’s sojourn started after the apartheid

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Friday
Dec212012

Obama's Christmas Wish List and New Year’s Resolutions

Being re-elected President of the United States was a pretty nice gift, but what else could President Obama want for Christmas?  What would I like to see him promise to do more or less of in the New Year? 

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